Singapore to open skill development centre in Assam

  • Singapore to open skill development centre in Assam
02-11-2017 | Pratidin Bureau. |

Sarbananda Sonowal led Assam government on Wednesday inked Memorandum of Understandings (MoUs) with Singapore government for skilling over 78,000 youths of rural areas in the State by 2019 and greening Guwahati city.

The MoUs for setting up the North East Skills Centre (NESC) and Greening Guwahati city was signed in the presence of Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal and Singapore’s Foreign Affairs Minister Vivian Balakrishnan at the Administrative Staff College in Khanapara, Guwahati. The NESC will train up to 400 students each year.

The MoU for Guwahati city’s greening was inked between the Guwahati Metropolitan Development Authority (GMDA) and Singapore Corporation Enterprise.

“Our government aims to create a workforce empowered with upgraded skills, knowledge and internationally recognised qualifications to gain access to employment and ensure India’s competitiveness in the dynamic global market with support from government of Singapore," Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal said during the event.

The Singapore Minister said the joint endeavour will mark the beginning of a lasting friendship, beneficial for both Assam and Singapore.

The skill development training will be imparted to 78,500 poor rural youths during 2016-19 under the Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana.

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